Barry Stroud

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Barry Stroud (born May 18, 1935 in Toronto - † August 9, 2019 in Berkeley ) was a Canadian-American philosopher and historian of philosophy , who was mainly known for his work on skepticism in epistemology , on the philosophy of David Hume and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein was known.


Barry Stroud was born in Toronto. He received a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and then a PhD from Harvard University , under the supervision of Morton White . Since 1961 Stroud was a member of the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley , he was chairman of the philosophy department there from 1978 to 1981, 1984-85 and 1998. In 1987 he held the John Locke Lectures at the University of Oxford . Also in 1987 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . In 2007 he became Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy at Berkeley.

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  1. Erin Shepherd: In Memoriam: Barry Stroud. The American Philosophical Association, August 13, 2019, accessed August 17, 2019 .
  2. Yasmin Anwar: Barry Stroud, influential, independent-minded philosopher, dies at 84. In: Berkeley News. August 21, 2019, accessed on August 24, 2019 .